Opinion Article, J Aging Geriatr Med Vol: 7 Issue: 2
Aging-Associated Diseases: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Received date: 04 March, 2023, Manuscript No. AGM-23-95892;
Editor assigned date: 06 March, 2023, PreQC No. AGM-23-95892 (PQ);
Reviewed date: 20 March, 2023, QC No. AGM-23-95892;
Revised date: 27 March, 2023, Manuscript No. AGM-23-95892 (R);
Published date: 06 April, 2023 DOI: 10.4172/2576-3946.1000152.
Citation: Sahebdel F (2023) Aging-Associated Diseases: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment. J Aging Geriatr Med 7:2.
Ageing is an inevitable procedure, and as people get older, human bodies experience a number of developmental processes that increase the risk of developing different medical conditions. Aging-associated diseases can have a significant impact on people quality of life, and it's essential to understand the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for these conditions.
Types of aging-associated diseases
Cardiovascular disease: Cardiovascular disease is a most common cause of death around the world and it is more common in older adults. It includes conditions such as heart attack, stroke, and heart failure. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, and obesity.
Alzheimer's disease: Alzheimer's disease is a progressive brain disorder that affects memory, thinking, and behavior. It is the most common form of dementia in older people. While the cause of Alzheimer's disease is unidentified, genetic and environmental factors are assumed to play an important part.
Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become fragile and weak, increasing the possibility of fractures in their bones. It is more common in older women, and risk factors include low calcium and vitamin D consumption, smoking, and a family history of the condition.
Arthritis: Arthritis is a group of conditions that cause inflammation in the joints, leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling. It's more common in older adults and it can affect any joint in the body. Risk factors for arthritis include age, genetics, and obesity.
Cancer: Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by the abnormal growth and the growth of cells. It can affect any part of the body and is more common in older adults. Risk factors for cancer include smoking, exposure to radiation or chemicals, and genetic factors.
Diabetes: Diabetes is a condition that affects the body's ability to regulate blood sugar levels. It is more common in older adults, and risk factors include obesity, family history, and a sedentary lifestyle.
Respiratory diseases: Respiratory diseases, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and pneumonia, are more common in older adults. They can cause breathlessness, coughing, and chest pain. Risk factors include smoking, exposure to air pollution, and immune system shortages.
Parkinson's disease: Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder that affects the nervous system, causing to tremors, stiffness, and difficulty with movement. It is more common in older adults, and risk factors include genetics and exposure to toxins.
Eye diseases: Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and cataracts are common eye diseases that affect older adults. They can cause vision loss and blindness. Risk factors for these conditions include age, genetics, and exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) light.
Hearing loss: Hearing loss is a common condition that affects older adults. It can be caused by age-related changes in the ear, exposure to loud noise, and certain medications. Hearing aids and other assistive devices can help to manage the condition.
Diseases associated with ageing can have a significant impact on the quality of life, however, comprehension of the causes, symptoms, and treatment methods for these conditions may help in their management. By maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, a balanced diet, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, people can reduce the risk of developing these conditions and stimulate healthy ageing.